Wednesday, October 14, 2009

free events this week oct 14 2009

(The RZA. The founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan shares his wisdom and experience in The Tao of Wu. Thursday October 15, 2009 7:00 PM.Union Square. 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810)
By Robert Spuhler. Special to amNewYork
Tao was good enough for Bruce Lee, in his book “Tao of Jeet Kune Do.” It was good enough for Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, in successive
tomes by Benjamin Hoff. It was even good enough for Willie Nelson. So why not the RZA?
Part autobiography and part spiritual exploration,
“The Tao of Wu” sounds like a novelty book based on its title. For those paying attention,
though, the New York City mainstay emcee
and main producer of the Wu-Tang Clan is about to educate, laying out his life’s key points and what he’s learned.

Art in odd places October 5 - 26, 2009, 14th St between Ave C and Hudson River , subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St--Union Sq; L to First Ave or Eighth Ave. One of Manhattan busiest thoroughfares turns into an art gallery during this festival, which features work by more than 20 artists. Look for Olek brightly colored, crocheted bodysuits, and Pam Payne Signs of Lifephysical Graffiti, which uses the famed Led Zeppelin album cover as inspiration.

Osamu Tezuka Day at Kinokuniya
NYAF's over, but the anime events in NYC aren't coming to an end. What's the next thing New York anime fans should set their sights on? Osamu Tezuka Day at Kinokuniya Bookstore!
Taking place Sunday, October 18 at Kinokuniya (1073 Ave of The Americas – across from Bryant Park 6th ave and 41st St) Osamu Tezuka Day will be celebrating the career of Osamu Tezuka -- the father of manga -- just days before Astro Boy hits the big screen! Here's the Tezuka Day schedule...
Astro Boy Screening - 12 PM Spend an hour with the original Astro Boy cartoon courtesy of Right Stuf! Vertical, Inc. – 1 PM Vertical publishes Black Jack, Dororo, and a whole world of Tezuka manga. Learn firsthand about how to find Tezuka manga in America! The Art of Osamu Tezuka – 2 PM Abrams Books is publishing the definitely look at Osamu Tezuka¡Çs career – The Art of Osamu Tezuka by Author Helen McCarthy. See it here first!
Samurai Beat Radio – 3 PM Samurai Beat Radio broadcasts from NYC to Japan, and they¡Çre coming to Tezuka Day to talk with fans about Astro Boy and what he means to America! Raffle – 4 PM Enter all day at Kinokuniya, and be here at 4 PM for your chance to win a selection of Tezuka anime and manga! Osamu Tezuka Day is brought to you by your friends at Abrams Books, The New York Anime Festival, The Right Stuf International, Samurai Beat Radio, & Vertical, Inc. (Image © Tezuka Production Co., Ltd./Mushi Production Co., Ltd.)
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Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings @ The Morgan Library
There's free admission tonight and every Friday at The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street) from 7PM - 9PM. Through November 1st, you can check out: Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak. The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to witness Sendak's creative process—from his early drafts about an unnamed boy in search of wild horses to the well-known narrative about a child named Max taming the beastly "things" of his own imagination. . Oct. 15 Sisterly Ties “Five Women Filmmakers’ Eyes on Women” Sisterly Ties
“Five Women Filmmakers’ Eyes on Women” October 15, 22, 29, November 12, 7 pm. ImagineAsian Theatre (239 East 59th St., NYC, Tel:212-371-6682) Free Admission: RSVP at (212) 759-9550
Treeless Mountain Screening with Director Q & A. Thursday, October 15 Directed by KIM So-yong. Total Running Time: 89min

2009 New York Sanjo Festival and Symposium Korean Sanjo and Other Improvisational Traditions in Asia. Monday & Tuesday, October 19-20, 2009. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (34th St. @ 5th Ave.) Symposium and Lecture-Performances. Monday & Tuesday, October 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elebash Recital Hall. Festival Concert by Sanjo Masters. Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. Proshansky Auditorium. Free Admission for all events. Sponsored by The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism . For more information please contact the music department of CUNY Graduate Center at 212-817-8590 or Ju-Yong Ha at 949-295-2383; Sanjo is great Korean music! Its origin is in the music of the Korean indigenous shaman culture that is filled with Korean spirit and sentiment. Koreans strongly identify with this music which grew to be the greatest instrumental genre of the 19th century.

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